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2020-2021 IHSA Journalism State Final qualifiers

Below, you will find an unofficial list of the qualifiers for the IHSA Journalism State Final drawn from results reported from sectionals. On this page, you can also see where they placed in their respective regional and sectional tournaments. You can also click on a team name or competitor name to view more information on that competitor, or a rank to see the round they earned the rank in.

IMPORTANT: Please note that if a competitor drops out of the competition and they are replaced by another student, that change will NOT be reflected on this page - this shows the top 3 finishers at each Sectional tournament only, as only the top 3 students from each sectional advance to the state final.

Advertising
Broadcast News
Copy Editing
Editorial Cartooning
Editorial Writing
Feature Writing
Headline Writing
Info Graphics
News Writing
Newspaper Design
Photo Story Telling
Review Writing
Sports Writing
Video News
Yearbook Caption Writing
Yearbook Copy Writing
Yearbook Layout Double-Page Spread
Yearbook Theme Development

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Advertising (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Summit (Argo)Emily Broniewicz2
BarringtonMia Fischel3
Belleville (West)Zoe Wallis3
Downers Grove (North)Maggie Ward3
Downers Grove (South)Alexis Pragides1
Edwardsville (H.S.)Sarah Fidahussain1
Palatine (Fremd)Emily Hao3
Rockford (Guilford)Margaret Thomas1
HuntleyNicole Darnall3
Joliet (West)Madison Horvat2
Maple Park (Kaneland)Marisa Sosa2
Des Plaines (Maine West)Monisa Yusra2
Chicago (Marist)Grace Molenhouse 1
Macon (Meridian)Victoria Muller2
Naperville (Central)Danielle Pritchard2
Oak Lawn (Community)Elliot Flores3
Palatine (H.S.)Hannah Henrikson1
Mia Emerson3
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Mara Nicolaie1
Peoria (Richwoods)Lindsay Wales1
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Dwija Ramesh2

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Broadcast News (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Summit (Argo)Colleen Holden2
Belleville (West)Elise Moore1
Chicago (Mother McAuley)Maria Nomikos3
Downers Grove (North)Madeline Schallmoser2
Downers Grove (South)Gwendolynne Royle3
Oak Park (Fenwick)Rose Androwich3
Galena (H.S.)Emma Blaum3
HuntleyKate Alvarado1
Joliet (West)Sophia Delgadillo2
Maple Park (Kaneland)Ayshe Ali2
Macon (Meridian)Emery Johnson3
Naperville (North)Megan Cablk1
Winnetka (New Trier)Daniel Stein1
Normal (Community)Natalie Maloy1
Oak Lawn (Community)Sophia Serna1
Palatine (H.S.)Steve Keferlis3
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Juliet Aquino1
Schaumburg (H.S.)Melissa Schnieder2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Raghav Khosla2
TaylorvilleZamon Beck 2

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Copy Editing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Buffalo GroveZoey Heinrich1
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Ella Saputra2
Downers Grove (South)Jacob Hahn3
Edwardsville (H.S.)Holly Williams1
Evanston (Twp.)Lauren Dain3
Grayslake (Central)Hayley Breines2
Herrin (H.S.)Kelsey King3
Darien (Hinsdale South)Sarah Govostis2
HuntleyEllie Armstrong3
Joliet (West)Kelly Rappaport2
Maple Park (Kaneland)Sophia Mullins1
Chicago (Marist)Delaney Powers3
Aurora (Metea Valley)Gray Corkey2
Naperville (Central)William Tong1
Oak Lawn (Community)Margaret Hennessy1
Plainfield (Central)Michael Totosz3
Noah Maldonado1
St. Charles (East)Katie Kempff2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Katie Lee3
TaylorvilleDaniel Sloan2
Elmhurst (York)Cecilia Lampa1

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Editorial Cartooning (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Belleville (West)Zoe Wallis3
Chicago (Mother McAuley)Sasha Anoshenko2
Palatine (Fremd)Emily Hao3
Grayslake (Central)Joselind Manzano3
HuntleySara Gebka1
Joliet (West)Kiersten Jordan3
Lemont (H.S.)Anne Mueggenborg3
Chicago (Marist)Grace Molenhouse 3
McHenryRachel Kaminski2
Macon (Meridian)Victoria Muller1
Aurora (Metea Valley)Ashley Xie1
Naperville (North)Ellen Yandel2
Winnetka (New Trier)Quentin Reeb1
Normal (Community)Lauren Cutler2
Oak Lawn (Community)Elliot Flores1
Palatine (H.S.)Leilany Fuentes-Garcia2
Mia Emerson1
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Mara Nicolaie1
Schaumburg (H.S.)Kara Garcia2
St. Charles (East)Chloe Ladines3
TaylorvilleSophia Ward2

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Editorial Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Belleville (West)Mason Hagarty2
Edwardsville (H.S.)Abigail Zajac3
Evanston (Twp.)Zachary Bahar3
Palatine (Fremd)Shruti Patankar1
Glenview (Glenbrook South)Sarah Ordway3
Arlington Heights (Hersey)Jenny AN2
Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)Charlotte McManus3
HuntleyAmelia Pozniak1
Maple Park (Kaneland)Sophia Mullins2
Chicago (Marist)Julia Reedy2
McHenryJosie Cable3
Naperville (Central)William Tong1
Naperville (North)Zayna Quraishi3
Winnetka (New Trier)Eva Roytburg1
NewarkJocelyn Peshia2
Normal (Community)Charlotte Calmes1
Oak Lawn (Community)Yusra Abdelrahman1
Oswego (East)Elizabeth Dyer2
Plainfield (East)Laine Cibulskis3
Urbana (H.S.)Abigail Fairbanks1
West Chicago (H.S.)Isabela Casimiro2

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Feature Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Kate Hannon2
Buffalo GroveZoey Heinrich1
Downers Grove (South)Jackie Barba2
Edwardsville (H.S.)Tyler Chrenka3
Palatine (Fremd)Kelly Wang1
Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)Michelle Bishka3
Glenview (Glenbrook South)Danielle Carr2
Darien (Hinsdale South)Jillian Marquardt3
Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)Faith Lee2
HuntleyNatalie VonderHeide3
Joliet (West)Megan Krok2
McHenryCiara Duncan1
Macon (Meridian)Ellie Fitzpatrick1
Naperville (North)Eleanor Fitzgerald1
Oak Lawn (Community)James Walsh1
Oswego (East)Aryav Bothra3
Palatine (H.S.)Elyssa Reed3
Plainfield (Central)Erin Fagan3
Grant Swanson1
St. Charles (East)Jeff Pape2
TaylorvilleDaniel Sloan2

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Headline Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Summit (Argo)Anaiah Davis2
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Sean McLaughlin1
BarringtonEmily Won2
Belleville (West)Julia Koziatek3
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Dev Patel2
Grayslake (Central)Hayley Breines3
Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)Emma Murphy3
HuntleyJacey Sola2
Joliet (West)Haley Maser3
Chicago (Marist)Peter Cunningham1
McHenryJenna Ernst1
Naperville (Central)Cameron Rozek3
Winnetka (New Trier)Lula Fox1
NewarkIvy Phipps-Adams1
Oswego (East)Yadira Nevarez1
Plainfield (Central)Emma Figlewicz2
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Olivia Kim3
St. Charles (North)Addie Grimm3
TaylorvilleCharlee Neece1
Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)Grace Morgan2
WilliamsvilleClaire Ibbotson2

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Info Graphics (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Nicholette Bentz1
Buffalo GroveSofia Horwitz3
Chicago (Mother McAuley)Lily O'Connor3
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Minnah Saif2
Downers Grove (South)Luc Alvarez1
Edwardsville (H.S.)Chase Golem3
Evanston (Twp.)Eden Drajpuch3
Galena (H.S.)Corrina Noble3
Grayslake (Central)Joselind Manzano1
Darien (Hinsdale South)Julia Krezco2
HuntleyMaggie Kirwin2
Joliet (West)Kiersten Jordan1
Maple Park (Kaneland)Jenna Lin1
Lemont (H.S.)Avary Blazevich2
Macon (Meridian)Breanna Evans 1
Naperville (North)Faith Kwong3
Winnetka (New Trier)Simren Dadwani2
Oak Lawn (Community)Sarah Lindsay1
Plainfield (East)Eddie Burgin2
TaylorvilleMorgan Hogarth2
WashingtonMadelyn Robbins3

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News Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Summit (Argo)Adam Mateja2
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Julia Benkendorf2
BarringtonSarah Quig 3
Chicago (Mother McAuley)Ain´┐Ż McIntyre3
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Diya Thomas1
CoultervilleRyan Lehr3
Crete (C.-Monee)Daniel Mitchell1
Downers Grove (North)Amelia Carlson2
Edwardsville (H.S.)Tyler Chrenka1
McHenryEmma Snyder3
Aurora (Metea Valley)Jessica Velazquez3
Normal (Community)Jonah Kramer2
Oswego (East)Liam Fitzpatrick1
Palatine (H.S.)Brendan Meyers2
Plainfield (Central)Erin Fagan1
St. Charles (East)Jeff Pape1
St. Charles (North)Bridget Nelis2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Victoria Feng1
Urbana (H.S.)Abigail Fairbanks2
WashingtonAbby Glick 3
Elmhurst (York)Finnegan Belleau 3

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Newspaper Design (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Jayne Bottarini1
Downers Grove (South)Teagan Smith2
Evanston (Twp.)Zachary Bahar3
Darien (Hinsdale South)Ellen Mulgrew3
Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)Emma Murphy1
HuntleyAlex Hartleb1
Maple Park (Kaneland)Anna Olp2
Macon (Meridian)Robert Le Cates2
Aurora (Metea Valley)Ashley Xie3
MinookaAbbey Petric1
Naperville (Central)Cameron Rozek1
Winnetka (New Trier)Cleo Pool3
Normal (Community)Olivia Plangger3
Oak Lawn (Community)David Romero2
OkawvilleMacie Staley3
Palatine (H.S.)Emma Langer1
Plainfield (Central)Raven Easterly2
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Elizabeth Keane2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Melissa Liu2
TaylorvilleElyse Clayton1

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Photo Story Telling (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Madeline Dauphin1
Buffalo GroveKhushi Gandhi3
Chicago (Mother McAuley)Daniella Hall1
Downers Grove (North)Olivia Shirk2
Downers Grove (South)Sarah Nitti3
Galena (H.S.)Maya Dickerson3
Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)William Hohe2
Herrin (H.S.)Alysah Charlet2
Darien (Hinsdale South)Meda Jonaityte3
HuntleySydney Laput1
Macon (Meridian)Madison Sapp1
Winnetka (New Trier)Leah Schmidt2
Oak Lawn (Community)Adrianna Hall2
Oswego (East)Emily Mauro1
Plainfield (East)David Enriquez1
Isabella Hornberger2
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Morgan Topps3
St. Charles (East)Dom DiPalermo2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Elyssa Gavenda1
TaylorvilleMilana Henson3
WashingtonJulia Hackney3

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Review Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
BarringtonNeha Doppalapudi2
Belleville (West)Gabrielle McWhorter3
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Ria Patel1
Edwardsville (H.S.)Noah Range2
Palatine (Fremd)Noah Grabianski2
Galena (H.S.)Jenna Smith3
Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South)Zainab Talha1
Grayslake (Central)Caden Moe3
Darien (Hinsdale South)Jillian Marquardt1
Chicago (Marist)Matt Warakomski2
Macon (Meridian)Zoey Hayes1
Naperville (Central)Evelyn Krupicka3
Winnetka (New Trier)Connor Caserio1
Normal (Community)Nayonika Banerjee1
Oswego (East)Aryav Bothra2
Plainfield (Central)Emma Figlewicz2
Plainfield (East)Laine Cibulskis3
Richton Park (Rich Township)Julienne Sanchez3
Rockford (East)Elijah Freet1
St. Charles (East)Quinn Sidor2
Elmhurst (York)Kathryn King3

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Sports Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Arlington Heights (St. Viator)Julia Benkendorf1
BarringtonGrace Tripathy2
Edwardsville (H.S.)Daniel Garrison1
Elk Grove Village (E.G.)Gavin Ewen2
Evanston (Twp.)Eli Cohen3
Darien (Hinsdale South)Ellen Mulgrew1
HuntleyAlyssa Borring3
Joliet (West)Lawson Sizemore2
Maple Park (Kaneland)Nicholas Mitchinson1
Chicago (Marist)Billy McNicholas3
Macon (Meridian)Breanna Evans 3
Aurora (Metea Valley)Grace Davidson2
Naperville (North)Maggie Berry3
Winnetka (New Trier)Brooks Herb3
Normal (Community)Jonah Kramer1
Oak Lawn (Community)Fares Marzouk2
Peoria (Richwoods)Elizabeth Setti3
St. Charles (North)Laure Schulders2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Bradley Locker1
TaylorvilleAlex Price2
Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)James Huntzinger1

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Video News (20 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
BolingbrookAvery Grosvenor2
Buffalo GroveRyan Gledhill, Mitchell Mueller and Jesse Leon1
ChesterMelody Colonel, Charles Morgan III and Lily Koch3
Crete (C.-Monee)Payton Liggins, Makaia Jackson and Connor Myhre2
Galena (H.S.)Judas Benson3
HuntleyPaige DeSimone and Jake Habel1
Lemont (H.S.)Nicholas Karmia3
Macon (Meridian)Amber Miller, Karrigan True and Gabrielle Bingaman1
Naperville (North)Alec Anstine, Caroline Kady and Julia Putman 1
Winnetka (New Trier)Aimee Fawley, Margo Pagonis and Isabelle Rietz2
Oak Lawn (Community)Omar Alqazaq, Iman Khater and Hiba Ouarerhni1
Plainfield (North)Valerie Loeblich3
Brooke Anderson1
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Emma Letzig, Katherine Lytle and Jacob Siciliano1
Schaumburg (H.S.)Quinn Alberson, Tyler Rickerson and Sophie Thongvanh-Schultz3
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Humza Qazi, Matt McGowan and Myles Woodman3
Sycamore (H.S.)Reese Beeh and Ella Sharp2
TaylorvilleIzzy Miller, Macy Richards and Toby Winans2
WashingtonPalmer Whiston and Alex Calhoun2
Elmhurst (York)Mustafa Valika2

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Yearbook Caption Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
BarringtonMorgen Neuhauser3
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Jamie Okulanis1
Downers Grove (North)Madeleine McGovern 1
Edwardsville (H.S.)Marian Steinmann2
Elk Grove Village (E.G.)Adamaris Ocampo2
Palatine (Fremd)Kelly Wang3
Galena (H.S.)Ava Miller2
Rockford (Guilford)Isabel Rundall1
Darien (Hinsdale South)Kristina Mijailovic2
Chicago (Marist)Peter Cunningham1
Macon (Meridian)Hallie Gates1
MinookaMaisy Kaplan1
Naperville (Central)Kayla McNab2
Winnetka (New Trier)Hannah Jiang2
Oak Lawn (Community)Randa Qatanani3
Oswego (East)Caley Layman3
Plainfield (Central)Nicole Jones3
Plainfield (East)Savannah Downing2
St. Charles (North)Caroline Look3
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Natalie King1
WilliamsvilleClaire Ibbotson3

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Yearbook Copy Writing (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Hoffman Estates (Conant)Maria Ahmad1
Downers Grove (North)Madeleine McGovern 1
Edwardsville (H.S.)Marian Steinmann1
Elk Grove Village (E.G.)Adamaris Ocampo3
Galena (H.S.)Kate Moran2
Darien (Hinsdale South)Mia Yen1
HuntleyLauren Courtney3
Joliet (West)Kelly Rappaport1
Chicago (Marist)Emma Fishback2
Macon (Meridian)Hallie Gates2
MinookaBailey McIntyre2
Naperville (Central)Kayla McNab2
Naperville (North)Zea Karmadi3
Winnetka (New Trier)Luke Peebler3
Oak Lawn (Community)David Romero3
Palatine (H.S.)Hannah Henrikson1
James Mcnulty3
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Claire Graver2
St. Charles (North)Madeline Tiedt1
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Sailaja Nallacheruvu2
TaylorvilleMorgan Hogarth3

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Yearbook Layout Double-Page Spread (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Summit (Argo)Vanessa Martinez3
BarringtonZoe Nelles2
CartervilleMadeline Liss3
Downers Grove (North)Erin Peters3
Downers Grove (South)Teagan Smith1
Elk Grove Village (E.G.)Melissa Cobb1
Evanston (Twp.)Ella Greenberg-Winnick 2
Darien (Hinsdale South)Kristina Mijailovic2
HuntleyNick Pratt 1
Joliet (West)Louis Mendoza3
McHenryCorissa Phannenstill3
MinookaMaisy Kaplan1
Oak Lawn (Community)Arvin Wallack1
Oswego (East)Leah Finin2
Palatine (H.S.)Emma Langer3
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Paige Russo3
Peoria (Richwoods)Brooke Pierson2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Melissa Liu1
TaylorvilleElyse Clayton1
Urbana (H.S.)Jose Alvarez2
Yorkville (H.S.)Amber Hammond2

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Yearbook Theme Development (21 contestants)

TeamContestant(s)Sec.
Buffalo GroveElla Palffy and Jessline Hwang 3
Chicago (Mother McAuley)Janey Hynes and Mary Philip2
Downers Grove (North)Ava Gallwas and Madeline Redpath1
Downers Grove (South)Katie Arnold and Annie Le2
Edwardsville (H.S.)Grace Skiff and Maddox Karnes1
Elk Grove Village (E.G.)Emily Garcia3
Oak Park (Fenwick)Mae Hamilton1
Herrin (H.S.)Abby Smith2
Darien (Hinsdale South)Luke Terrell and Fiona Choi 1
HuntleyKylie Phommasack and Ela Hontanosas3
Maple Park (Kaneland)Mikaela Warfel and Sophia Webb1
MinookaApril Lanka and Grace Binzen1
Winnetka (New Trier)Logan Johnson2
Oak Lawn (Community)Ashley Argueta and Owen Dziemiela3
OkawvilleTricia Rennegarbe and Alyssa Gavin3
Oswego (East)Isabella Mendoza and Emma Guarni3
Plainfield (East)Megan McDonough and Lindsey Schwerdlin3
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)Zoe Smutko and Claudia Kirby2
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)Thea Surya and Malini Pillai1
Sycamore (H.S.)Erin Templin and Megan Baker2
WashingtonAbbie Reiser and Kate Christian2

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